ORGANISATION/COMPANYForrest Research Foundation
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE01/06/2020 23:00 - Asia/Hong Kong
LOCATIONAustralia › Perth
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37.5
In the ocean of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Forrest Research Foundation is an island of opportunity, offering 3-year post-doctoral fellowships to the world’s truly exceptional early career researchers.
The Fellowships are open to candidates from all countries and all disciplines, and are intended to accelerate opportunity for outstanding researchers. Forrest post-doctoral fellows are more than just intellectually brilliant. They are adventurous, curious, open to ideas from anywhere. They think differently, take risks, forge new pathways and collaborate to improve outcomes for the community and the world.
The Fellowships can be held at any of Western Australia’s five universities – the University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University and University of Notre Dame, Fremantle.
Applicants will have an outstanding academic profile and will have already made significant personal research contributions to their discipline. They will have gained high-level research experience through studying and researching in a number of different institutions, and their innovative doctoral research will be recognised well beyond their current institutional home.
The Foundation was established in 2014 following the donation of $130 million by Andrew and Nicola Forrest through the Minderoo Foundation. The donation is used to drive research and innovation capacity in Western Australia by supporting PhD Scholars and Post-doctoral Fellows
Applications are open until 1 June 2020; fellowships commence from January 2021. Applicants must have completed their PhD on or after 1 January 2018, or be due to complete prior to 31 December 2020.
Apply online at http://www.forrestresearch.org.au/fellowship/
Annual salary approximately AU$95,000 plus 17% superannuation, plus AU$21,000 accommodation allowance.
Successful candidates are normally expected to reside in Forrest Hall, an exceptional riverside residential building of luxury self-contained apartments adjacent to the UWA campus.
Applicants must have have completed their PhD on or after 1 January 2018, or be due to complete prior to 31 December 2020.
All applications are reviewed by the Forrest Research Foundation Selection Committee. It is expected that the Committee will shortlist candidates in early-mid July and interview shortlisted candidates in late July.
Required Research Experiences
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE1 - 4
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELOther: PhD or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
Applicants will have completed an outstanding doctoral dissertation in which they have made a significant personal research contribution to their discipline. Their innovative doctoral research will already be recognised well beyond their current institutional home. Their post-doctoral research proposal will forge new research pathways and connections.
Forrest Fellows are expected to play a significant leadership role in the Forrest Research Foundation, providing mentoring and support for Forrest PhD students, and developing national and international research linkages.
EURAXESS offer ID: 517385
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